Al Gore,  Iraq War

Al Gore Watch: Gore – Iraq War “The Worst Strategic Mistake in the Entire History of the United States”


Al Gore, center, holds up the Environmental Leadership Award which was presented to him by actors Mary Steenburgen, left, and Ted Danson during the annual leadership awards event from California League of Conservation Voters in Culver City, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006.

ABC News: Gore to Bush on Iraq: It’s Not About You

ABC News’ Teddy Davis Reports: Calling the Iraq war “the worst strategic mistake in the entire history of the United States” and “worse than a civil war,” former Vice President Gore urged President Bush to find a way to get U.S. troops out of Iraq “as quickly as possible without making the situation worse” while appearing this morning on NBC’s “Today.”

“I would urge the President to try to separate out the personal issues of being blamed in history for his mistake and instead recognizing that it is not about him. It’s about our country,” Gore said in an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer.

When asked if he would pull U.S. troops out of Iraq even it was seen as a defeat for the U.S., Gore dodged the question, saying if he were president, he would have “the full flow of information” and he would be able to test these ideas.

On the question of whether he would run for president in 2008, Gore once again said he is involved in a different kind of campaign – to educate people about climate change – and that he isn’t planning to do so but he hasn’t completely ruled it out.

Oh Please……

Al, if you want to play the game you have to step into the ARENA.

Run Al Run……….


Allah over at Hot Air has the video of Lauer v. Gore


Iraq War Watch: Iraq Study Group Recommends Engagement with Syria and Iran

Michael Ramirez on President George W. Bush and the Iraq War

Iraq War Watch: Iranian Weapons Arming Iraqi Shia Militias

Michael Ramirez on Iran Helping Iraq

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  • Mark C.

    I think Al Gore is just seizing on Bush’s little show of appeasement towards the incoming Democrats to make Bush look bad. He has no more clue what to do than anybody else. Republicans need to learn that any show of weakness will exploited by Democrats. Conservatism will never make peace with liberalism; one must defeat the other. Similarly, Democrats need to understand that any sign of weakness on America’s part will be exploited by our middle eastern enemies. They don’t wish to make peace with us, they wish to convert or kill us. You know, there is one course of action nobody seems to be talking about: To stay in Iraq for 10 or 20 years until the madmen have all blown themselves up and the country is stable. What was our own war of independence – 8 years or so? And of course, if they thought we had the stomach to see it through they wouldn’t even bother fighting us.

  • Jim Koepke

    No question Al Gore still tasting sour grapes over his narrow loss in 2000. His theatrical, melodramatic statements (worst mistake ever) are meant not to clarify
    or help the situation, but only to tweak Bush and salve his own pain from his defeat.

    The fact is, going in to Iraq, a country that tried to assassinate a former U.S. President, a country had fired many surface to air missiles at our planes patrolling
    the no-fly zone, was the right thing to do. Even the Clintons agree with that.

  • Eric Ferguson

    Mark C.’s comment, “Conservatism will never make peace with liberalism; one must defeat the other,” shows why American politics are so polarized. He equates compromising with each other with compromising with Islamic fundamentalists. No wonder conservatives see politics as being about the destruction of the other side instead of about getting things done. I’ve got news for Mark: liberals aren’t Islamists. Not all compromises are the Munich agreement. Compromise with political opponents is a necessity of democracy, and until you learn to see that core difference between democracy and fundamentalism, your efforts will continue to bring the failure and bitterness that characterizes the conservative government the voters just rejected.

  • Mark C.


    Maybe you’ll like this statement better: Oil and water don’t mix, therefore they cannot be put in solution. You had a knee jerk reaction, thinking that I made a moral equivalence between Democrats and Islamists. That’s not my point at all. American politics are indeed polarized, but I don’t see that as intrinsically bad. If we have our differences let’s not pretend otherwise. Thank God we have our fights at the ballot box, not with bombs. You speak of ‘getting things done’ and by that you mean via the government. Well that’s just the problem: We conservatives want government to quit doing so much. So if you want to grow the government and I want to dismantle it we’re not going to just get along, are we? We’re going to have to fight for what we believe and may the best ideas win. Your side has been winning big time for fifty years or more. As to the bitterness of a conservative government: Well, put it this way – ‘conservative government’ is almost an oxymoron. Aside from the blankity-blank fools in Washington taking all our money we conservatives are having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, thank you very much.

  • carme vitale

    Al Gore is and always will be a horses behind. What comes out of his mouth is crap, just like all left wingers. They make statements that they show no facts, or proof of, such as globle warmming. The earths climate is always changing, it has since the begining of time. What I would like to know is why the left wingers take what comes out of Gore’s mouth as the truth. After all, Didn’t he say he invented the internet?

  • J. M.

    “What comes out of his mouth is crap, just like all left wingers. They make statements that they show no facts, or proof of, such as globle warmming.”

    Globle warmming, are as literate people like to call it, global warming, has ample evidence to support it. That you do not understand the evidence is not the fault of people more intelligent than you. Not a single peer-reviewed, scientifically published thesis, dissertation, paper, or publication has ever contested global warming as a very real man-made phenomenon, ever. Rise in atmospheric CO2 results in a rise of mean global temperature. Lowering atmospheric CO2 results in a lowering of mean global temperature. This is a natural cause-and-effect that is easily provable. It is also easily provable that man creates CO2 emissions. Thus, man causes excessive global warming. It’s not even hard to understand.

    “The earths climate is always changing, it has since the begining of time.”

    Ah, the old “it’s cyclic!” canard. Your heart rate is also cyclic in nature. It goes from systolic (beating, or contracting) to disystolic (the period between beats, the relaxation). This is normal, just like the cycles of global heating and cooling. But the global cycles of heating and cooling are extremely out of whack. If your heart rate ever spent an extremely long time in a systolic state and beat at a rate of 500 beats per minute, I hope to God you’d have the good common sense to go to the hospital instead of saying “well, that’s happened since the beginning of my life, so it’s natural”.

    Get it yet?

    “What I would like to know is why the left wingers take what comes out of Gore’s mouth as the truth.”

    Because when somebody tells me the truth, I believe it. If Adolf Hitler told me the square root of 25 is 5, I would believe him. If Joseph Stalin told me that Alexander the Great died in 323 BC, I would believe him. If Idi Amin told me that strawberries are the fruit of a vegetable, Rosaceae Rosoideae Fragaria, I would believe him.

    Only a genuine fool will disbelieve a truthful message because of a messenger.

    “After all, Didn’t he say he invented the internet?”

    Not unless you’re completely stupid, no.

    “During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.” Al Gore to Wolf Blitzer, CNN’s Late Edition, March 9th 1999.

    Now, did Al Gore meaning he created the TCP/IP protocol stack and hand-installed T1 lines from the Eastern Seaboard all the way Calee-forn-eye-ay? Or did he mean that as a Senator, he figured out the importance of what the internet would become and championed its existence — essentially taking the initiative in creating the internet?

    Hmm. Let’s see what other, smarter people think, let’s see if they took it the way I think rational, non-partisan, non-idiots would take it:

    “The Internet would not be where it is in the United States without the strong support given to it and related research areas by the Vice President in his current role and in his earlier role as Senator.” – Vincent Cerf, MCI Worldcom

    “[Al Gore] was perhaps the first political leader to grasp the importance of networking the country. Could we perhaps see an end to cheap shots from politicians and pundits about inventing the Internet?” Joseph F. Traub, Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University, formerly of Bell Labs, formerly of Carnegie Mellon, formerly of Stanford, formerly of Berkely, &c.

    Etc., etc.

    Now, perhaps since you seem to hate lies so much, you’ll apologize about claiming Al Gore said he invented the internet and never repeat it, and actually go read up on global warming?